Hi all, please find your practice agendas below.
The same homework as last week!
– Review C major, G major, and D major (practice these with a metronome; quarter note = 80)
– This means practice all technical requirements: scales (parallel and contrary motions) and triads (broken and solid)
– Add finger circles to your daily routine (you can do these while you’re sitting in class!)
B.C. Book: Questions 1, 2 and 4
T.C. Book: Questions 1, 2 and 4
“She’s like the Swallow”
– Rachel’s goal for this week: learn to play at least the first 2 segments hands together.
– Segment practice (as explained by Rachel): look at the notes, play R.H., then L.H., then hands together and go back and troubleshoot tricky spots in segment before moving on to the next segment.
“Clair de Lune”
– Rachel’s goal for this week: learn to play up to measure 12, hands separately.
– Start A minor (includes scales and triads)
– We talked about the three types of minor scales (natural, harmonic, melodic)
– Also review F major this week. Make sure you’re practicing with your technical sheet in front of you. Gotta memorize that fingering!
Theory: (same as last week)
– p. 47, Question 3
– B.C. Book: Qs 15, 17, and 18
– T.C. Book: Qs 15, 17, and 18
“Canon in D”
– Next steps: split up music into segments, then start learning at least the first two pages hands separately. As usual look out for fingering indicated in the music. If you make changes to the fingering make sure you write in your changes.
“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”
– Same homework as last week. We ran out of time this lesson, but I’ll hear the piece next week.
– Continue reviewing C+, F+, and G+
– This means scales (practice R.H. then L.H. or L.H. then R.H.) and triads (broken and solid)
– Since you have to review 3 different scales this week I’d suggest alternating keys each day you practice. For example:
Practice 1: C+, F+
Practice 2: F+, G+
Practice 3: C+, G+
And so on…
“This is My Planet Earth”
– Claire’s practice goal for this week: Focus on L.H. this week — clap rhythms and then try playing the notes
– Look for chord patterns and note patterns in the music (we have circled a few of these in your music already).